The Minister for Education and Member of Parliament for Manhyia Constituency, Hon. Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh has said Senior High School (SHS) students between the ages of 18 years and above will be authorized to take part in the voters’ registration exercise in their various schools.
The Member of Parliament disclosed this in an interview with Kwame Sefa Kayi on PeaceFM’s Kokrokoo monitored by websaet.com on June 4, 2020.
Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh, when asked by host Kwame Sefa Kayi whether final year students will be allowed to take part in the Electoral Commission (EC) voters registration exercise, answered: “As per arrangement by the EC every Senior high school in the country is a registration centre and so for that matter every final year student who is 18 years of age and eligible to be registered will not be denied to do so”.
“Since only SHS final year students will be in school during that period it will be the best and easiest way to identify students who are 18 years and those who are not” NAPO added.
He furthered that all the Senior high schools across the country have the accurate date of birth (DOB) of every final year student to prove their eligibility to be registered as a voter.